Coldwell Banker: Luxury home sales sizzle in February

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Highlights:

  • Coldwell Banker releases luxury report for February.
  • Coldwell’s analysis shows luxury homes soared.
  • More luxury home supply is coming on the market, Coldwell reports.
  • This 2,762-square-foot, 3-bed, 4-bath home is priced at $1.395 million, which was the median price of a luxury home sold last month, Coldwell Banker reports.

    This 2,762-square-foot, 3-bed, 4-bath home is priced at $1.395 million, which was the median price of a luxury home sold last month, Coldwell Banker reports.

    By John Rebchook

 

Luxury home sales in the Denver area jumped 46.5 percent in February from February 2014, according to a report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

 

A total of 63 luxury homes sold in February, up from 43 in February 2014. High-end home sales were also up from January’s 49 transactions.

Meanwhile, the median sale price of a luxury home last month was $1.39 million, up 2.6 percent from a year ago when it stood at $1.26 million.

The median price in February was also up from January’s $1.25 million level.

“We have started to see some more inventory gradually coming on the market, which is providing some welcome relief for buyers who have been frustrated by so few listings,” said Chris Mygatt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“February’s results are encouraging as we head into the spring home buying season,” Mygatt added.

Some key findings of the Coldwell Coldwell Banker report:

  • The most expensive sale was a 7,400-square-foot, 12-bedroom, six-bath home in Boulder that sold for $4.9 million;
  • Denver boasted the most million-dollar sales with 14, followed by Boulder with 10, and Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village and Longmont with three each;
  • Homes sold in an average of 123 days on the market, up from 117 days a year ago and 97.8 days the previous month;

Sellers received an average of 95 percent of their asking price, the same as a year ago and down from 96 percent the previous month.

Earlier reports by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors and Kentwood Real Estate, showed the same trend, but even bigger percentage gains.

All three of the reports are based on Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold for more than $1 million last month in the Denver area.

Reports primarily differ because they include sales from different geographic areas.

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John Rebchook

John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for business stories and columns that he wrote, both as an individual and part of teams. In addition to real estate, he also covered economic development, banking and financing, the airlines, and cable TV for the Rocky. In addition, he was one of the original freelance writers for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate for the Internet publication.

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